COVID-19 Update (03.13.20)

We wanted to provide you with an update of the current COVID-19 situation in Minnesota and our district’s efforts in response.  We know there is a great deal of anxiety in our community, about how this virus could impact us all, and we share your concern. This situation is changing rapidly, and we appreciate your patience as we continue to work with the MN Department of Health (MDH) and Minnesota Department of Education (MDE), as well as our federal and local health agencies.  At this time, there is no recommendation for widespread school closure. We are regularly communicating with MDH and MDE and should the recommendations of the state and local health agencies change, or should there be an impact to our school community, the district will immediately take action. The strategy currently being recommended is social distancing, which includes minimizing the gathering of large groups.  This slows the spread of the disease and is designed to increase protection of our most vulnerable... Continue reading COVID-19 Update (03.13.20)

Message from the Superintendent: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information (03.02.20)

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to gain media coverage and prompt questions about preparation in our schools, I want to assure you that district and school leaders are reviewing emergency management plans to prepare for the predicted spread of COVID-19 in the United States. We are working closely with state, county, and local government agencies to make sure our plans are aligned. Additionally, we are participating in weekly informational calls with the Minnesota Department of Health and Minnesota Department of Education to monitor the situation and adjust our district plans as needed. We are in the prevention stage of helping manage the spread of coronavirus. There are currently no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Minnesota and we are in the low risk category. The most important things we can all do are the same things we recommend to prevent the spread of any illness: Wash your hands frequently with soap and water Make sure children wash their hands well, especially after... Continue reading Message from the Superintendent: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information (03.02.20)

Superintendent search begins

The Eastern Carver County School Board has contracted with a superintendent search firm, School Exec Connect, to assist with identifying superintendent candidates. Current superintendent Clint Christopher has accepted a superintendent position in the Muscatine School District with a start date of July 1. To begin the process, School Exec Connect consultants will meet with board members, school staff, parents, students and community members individually and in focus groups. These meetings will determine the challenges, strengths, and goals of our district, and the qualities or skills we would like to see in a superintendent. In addition, all staff and community members will have the opportunity to give written feedback to the search firm through a survey that will be shared on the district website. Using this feedback, a profile will be developed of the desired skills and characteristics in our next superintendent. The initial search and hiring timeline is as follows: February –... Continue reading Superintendent search begins